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Pinned Announcement (November, 2019).   Deborah & I severed ties with the publisher of The Choir Boats and The Indigo Pheasant, CZP / Chizine Publications, in November, 2019 as a result of their well-publicized implosion (for instance, see here and here for statements by Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America).  Joining the exodus of many other CZP authors and illustrators, we reclaimed our rights in their entirety and aim now either to find another publisher for the orphaned novels or to publish them ourselves.

Towards that end, we are thrilled to announce that original cover designer Eric Mohr has (at our expense) re-designed the covers – they look splendid!  We have also had new ISBNs issued. 

July, 2022.  The pressures of work kept me from significant creative writing and drawing for almost a decade (though, of course, I always scribbled notes and drafts that I tucked away in files -- and I continued to read lots of novels, short stories, poems, and criticism / literary history).  Now I am able to return to the field as poet, critic, visual artist.  I feel like Smith of Wootton Major...a few more journeys please, before I must surrender the star back to the baker!

June, 2020. Thanking Hugo and World Fantasy Award-nominated Shimmer Magazine for selecting my story “Monologue with Birds and Burin” (which they originally published in 2008) for inclusion in their grand retrospective anthology, covering all 13 years of their brilliant existence: The Best of Shimmer
I feel incredibly honored & grateful to be among the authors in this collection, many of whom are Hugo and World Fantasy Award winners or nominees, all of whose work is wonderful.

May, 2020. Thanking Kaleidotrope for including my poem “Fragments Found in a Book Locked in a Trunk Lost in a Shop Whose Address is Unknown” in their May 2020 Twitter listing of things to read during lockdown:   Originally published in their Winter, 2012 edition:

May 15, 2013:  FANTASTIC FICTION at KGB reading series -  readings by Kit Reed and Daniel Rabuzzi, hosted by Ellen Datlow and Matthew KresselI.
KGB Bar, 85 E 4th Street, New York, NY

The 2012 blog tour for The Indigo Pheasant included guest posts, interviews, and giveaways.
Sept 11 - Small Beer Press/Not a Journal
Sept 14 - Civilian Reader
Sept 17 - Fantasy Book Critic
Sept 18 - Bibliophile Stalker
Sept 24 - That Artsy Reader Girl
Sept 26 - Layers of Thought   Book & Yount greeting cards giveaway.
Sept 27 - Dark Wolf's Fantasy Reviews
Sept 28 - So Many Precious Books, So Little Time   Book giveaway.
Oct 3     - Bull Spec's new Wednesday feature "The Hardest Part"
Oct 4 -     Charlotte's Library
Oct 4 -     World in a Satin Bag
Oct 5 -     The Cozy Reader   Book giveaway.
Oct 11 -   Jess Resides Here
Oct 15 -   Grasping for the Wind
TBS -      Disquieting Visions

Jess Resides Here interviews me with Deborah Mills, the illustrator of Longing for Yount.

Books and Other Thoughts  interviews me.

Gavin Grant interviews me at Small Beer Press.

May 11th-12th, 2012:  Guest Writer at Idyllwild Arts (Idyllwild, California).  Workshops & readings.

April 27th-June 17th, 2012:  Deborah & I had work we did together included in the “Sigils & Signs” group art show at the Observatory (Gowanus, Brooklyn NY), curated by Phantasmaphile's Pam Grossman.            

Ursula Pflug reviews The Choir Boats in the Nov., 2010 issue of New York Review of Science Fiction.

Katherine Petersen's December 3, 2010  review is online at The  Specusphere blog.

September, 2010:  Cabinet des Fees published my essay “The Queen of Elfland's Drummer.”

"MOST-POPULAR-EVER" Book of the Month at  The ebook emporium Wowio features a free ebook each month, and during July 2010 The Choir Boats smashed previous records to became its most popular free download ever!  Thank you Wowio, and thanks to all the bloggers who spread the word!

The Choir Boats FEATURED ON BOINGBOING  July 2010

Author reading, Battery Park Library Branch, Thursday July 15, 2010, 4:00 PM

Faren Miller reviews The Choir Boats in the January 2010 issue of Locus  magazine (see my Reviews page for quotes).

"Fletcher Alum's Novel Unites Fantasy and Family" - Tufts Daily article & interview

Guest speaker at the Toronto SpecFic Colloquium
October 15, 2011 -- 9AM to 6PM
At the SpecFic Colloquium we will talk about the resurgent interest in fairy tale and myth, specfically the desire to write and read them “against the grain.”  I'll lead a discussion on "A Dragon of Their Own:  Fairy Tale & Myth From a Feminist Perspective."

Lunacon 2010, Saturday March 20, 2010
  Hilton Rye Town
  Rye Brook, NY 10573
  Lunacon is New York's oldest science fiction and fantasy convention. Daniel's schedule:

  "The Legacy of Mervyn Peake" (moderator):  Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Tolkien isn't the only author whose influence can be felt on the fantasy genre today. Daniel
  Rabuzzi looks at the Gothic and neo-Romantic trend in today's fiction, including work by
  Greer Gilman, Susanna Clarke, Naomi Novik, Theodora Goss, Sonya Taaffe, and others.

   "Fairy tales, Mythology, and Folklore: Oh My!"   Saturday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
   The old familiar tales of ages past are constantly being retold and rewoven into new
   patterns. Our panelists discuss the influence and interplay between folklore and modern
   fantasy. Ellen Asher, Jonathan Maberry, Daniel Rabuzzi, Josepha Sherman, Jane T. Sibley

   The Choir Boats reading and book signing:  Saturday 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday February 27, 2010 -- 2:00 PM
  Reading, Q&A & Signing
   Swarthmore College, Lang Performing Arts Center, Room 301

Arisia 2010, Cambridge, MA --January 15 to 18, 2010

  Arisia is the largest fantasy/science-fiction convention in New England.  I appeared on the             following panels:
  Sat 10:00 am  Non-Standard Fantasy  (moderator) 
  Sat 11:30 am Reading from The Choir Boats
  Sat 12:00 pm The Undefended Borders of SF
  Sat 4:00 pm Interstitial Fiction: Dancing Between Genres
  Sat 7:00 pm Inherent Darkness of Fairy Tales
  Sun 10:00 am The City as Character
  Sun 12:00 pm Myth and Folklore in Fantasy

The Observatory, Brooklyn, NY - December 11, 2009
"Coincident Monsters: A Conversation on the Making of The Choir Boats"
Book reading, art show and discussion of precedents and process. Author Daniel A. Rabuzzi, and illustrator Deborah A. Mills discussed their creative collaboration on the novel, and how they arrived at knuckledogs, carkodrillos, giant knife-tailed owls, and Renaissance-map-inspired sea monsters.

* Astronomicon, Rochester NY - November 8, 2009
Reading and Panels

* Worldcon 2009, Montreal -  August 8, 2009
Launch Party - see my convention report at my blog Lobster & Canary

*  Choir Boats book launch announced on Boing Boing!

* Syracuse Arts Festival - July 25, 2009
I read from and signed The Choir Boats at the Syracuse University Bookstore's booth.

* Readercon 20 - July 9, 2009
I read my poem "Backsight" as part of the Sybil's Garage group reading.

©2022 Daniel A. Rabuzzi

          author of
              The Choir Boats & The Indigo Pheasant